• Limestone Land Trust launches conservation efforts in Henry

    Kentucky lost nearly a million acres of farmland between 2007 and 2012, the highest percentage decrease in farmland of any state in the United States, according to the Census of Agriculture.  That’s equivalent to 45 acres of farmland every day, according to the American Farmland Trust.  Every county in our region has streams, rivers or lakes that are too polluted or unsafe for swimming or fishing.  

  • Unemployment rate continues its downward trend

    Unemployment rates fell in 118 Kentucky counties between June 2014 and June 2015, but rose in Hancock and Russell counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Owen and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone, Oldham and Scott counties, 4.2 percent; Spencer County, 4.3 percent; and Anderson, Campbell and Jessamine counties, 4.4 percent each.

  • Saliba serves as grand marshal
  • Pleasureville celebrates farmers market opening

    The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street in July with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.  
     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark and Jakob Beckley early in the development of the farmers market plan, and the three community leaders give the KCARD team credit for helping the market get off the ground.

  • United Citizens receives five-star rating

    United Citizens Bank & Trust, headquartered in Campbellsburg, recently announced it has earned Bauer Financial, Inc.’s five-star rating for strength and stability, according to a news release.

  • Henry County unemployment rate hits 4.3 percent

    Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between April 2014 and April 2015, but rose in Union County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
     Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties, 3.6 percent each; Scott and Shelby counties, 3.7 percent each; Boone and Owen counties, 3.8 percent each; and Anderson, Campbell, Jessamine, and Spencer counties, 3.9 percent each.

  • One last time: Wallace says good-bye as director

    As most of you know, this is my final article from the Chamber, but my replacement, Paul Cole, will continue to keep you updated on happenings in the Chamber and communities.  
    It has been a pleasure to be allowed to broadcast to the public, through the Henry County Local, the many good things going on with our members, and I will miss doing what I could to promote Henry County.  
    Don’t forget to check out Campbellsburg Day this coming Saturday.  
    The Chamber will assist with the ribbon cutting at the beautiful community center.  

  • Bluegrass Drug Center receives Health Mart award

    Health Mart, a national network of more than 3,200 independently owned pharmacies, recently announced that Erik and Jennifer Grove and Tom Beringer of Bluegrass Drug Center, Campbellsburg, have been honored with a Health Mart Community Healthcare Excellence Award for consistently providing care and services that add measurable value to patient health care and community wellness, according to a news release.

  • Summer events will soon heat up Henry County

    Events really begin to take place in Henry County this time of year.  
    Coming up are Relay for Life on June 19; County Fair June 29 to July 4; Smith-Berry Concert/dinner series beginning soon; and the Kentucky Renaissance Fair begins its six-weekend run on May 30, which continues through July 5.  

  • Search begins for new HC Chamber director

    I want to give a warm welcome to KU/LG&E as new members of the Chamber.  Our utility companies are wonderful supporters of our Chamber.

    As most of you are aware, I will be retiring from the Executive Director’s position on June 30.  The search has begun for a new director.  The position is listed in the classified section of this week’s Local, and I hope you will consider applying.